Our forum at Cambridge on science, tech hubs and knowledge quarters


Our science and health innovations hub forum will be held at Selwyn College Cambridge on 20th November 2019 where we will be discussing the best approaches to creating knowledge hubs within cities that are both economically and socially successful - and are well designed, especially in urban settings. We will also be looking at tackling health issues in cities and showcase innovation in medical care.

Selwyn College was built in the great age of European science advancement which included the invention of anaesthesia, and major advances in antiseptic surgery. It was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield - who also designed the Royal College of Music and the nave of Southwark Cathedral - and building began in 1880 on six acres of land purchased from Corpus Christi College.

The UK government is currently putting a huge push behind supporting growth of life sciences R&D, a sector worth £70 billion to the economy annually, through the Office for Life Sciences. There is mounting interest in investment in both established science and knowledge hubs, such as Cambridge, Oxford and the Crick / Wellcome / UCLH quarter